Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Mothwatch '06 continues...


For those of you anxiously awaiting an update on the status of Mothwatch '06, I'm pleased to present this late-breaking news photo:

Yep, not a lot has happened with the cocoons since I first introduced them to you (and, no, that's not the same photograph). It's supposed to take 21-28 days for the moths to emerge, and these were taken out of the produce drawer on May 8th, so sometime this week we should be seeing a bit of action.
Of course, I'm a little worried that their time in the fridge may not have gone as well as it should have, and these posts will actually become evidence against me in the case the media will be calling The Great Moth Slaughter of 2006. Every once in a while I put my head close to them and listen for rustling and peeping (the peeping makes no sense, since even "hatched" moths don't peep, but I listen for it anyway).
Hopefully I'll have some more interesting Antheraea polyphemus pictures soon.

In crafting news, I made a case for my laptop from a vintage barkcloth pillowcase-type-thing I found at a yard sale last summer. I may need to take it apart so I can do a better job on the padding, but I'm going to live with it for a while first to see if it's really necessary.





3 Comments:

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

hey it's your niece in Michigan!
i love your blog. it's amazing. consequently, i'd love to get familiar with the sewing machine this summer and your site has totally inspired me.
(the fabric of that laptop case is divine.)

9:14 PM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Petula Darling said...

Hi Gaby!
Thanks for the compliments.
That would be great if you started sewing - there are too few of us who do it. I'm really glad I know how, although I wish I was a lot better at it.

12:12 AM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Mary Jane said...

All things Moth. Remind me to bring you the novel, Girl of the Limberlost. Many Moth Things.

11:54 PM, June 02, 2006  

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